Diabetes Wellness Workshop Held at Dothan Civic Center

The Wiregrass played host to a workshop helping inform others of a dangerous disease.

The 5th annual diabetes prevention and wellness workshop was held at the Civic Center.

Health screenings, educational programs about the disease and public speakers were just a few activates held at Thursday's event.

More than seventy thousand people die from diabetes in the United States each year.

Coordinator Diane Oliver says having the workshop is a good way to better inform the public.

“The speakers and the vendors and then we have demonstrations from Dothan Leisure Services, exercise programs, so we try to do a well rounded event,” said Oliver.

More than seven hundred people attended the workshop and coordinators are already working on next year's event.

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